Waterbury police searching for “armed and dangerous” man

Levar S. Roach (Photo: Waterbury police)

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Waterbury police are currently looking for a man believed to be “armed and dangerous.”

Police say an arrest warrant has been issued for 18-year-old Levar S. Roach for a number of charges including Criminal Attempt at Murder and Illegal Discharge of a Firearm, among other alleged crimes.

Roach’s last known address is 96 Ridgewood Street in Waterbury. Officials describe him as a black man standing 5’11” and weighing around 170 pounds.

Police said Roach is a known gang member.

“Definitely concerns me a little bit, you know, but I pack that thing, too,” said neighbor Jimmy Jackson of Waterbury. “If he come around this way, you will get clapped.”

The victim was hit in the neck, but survived. Police said he is also gang-affiliated.

Violence is spiking in Waterbury, as police records show there have been 68 shootings so far this year, 10 more than 2016.

Anyone with information on Roach’s whereabouts is asked to call Waterbury police at 203-574-6941.

News 8 obtained exclusive surveillance video that shows the alleged suspect firing multiple rounds.

Warning: The video below may be disturbing to some viewers: